Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry (with Relocation Allowance)

£79,860 to £107,668 a year
23 Sep 2021
17 Oct 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Consultant Psychiatrist: Adult Inpatient, Norwich

Adult Mental Health Service

We want to work with you to create the right job for you.

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust is in the midst of a transformation and this brings opportunities to influence how things are done.

Main duties of the job

We have two posts available and welcome applicants with various levels of experience. There is an opportunity to undertake a leadership role as an Associate Clinical Director after appointment for the right candidate.

Our inpatient team covers 5 adult mental health wards (including a PICU) at Hellesdon Hospital in the city of Norwich. This vacancy is for the Consultant post on Thurne Ward. This is a newly opened admissions ward. The Trust encourages applications from highly motivated, enthusiastic psychiatrists who would welcome the opportunity to work in this beautiful part of the world. The Trust encourages leadership roles for senior clinicians as part of the core job and in additional roles, where available, in medical education, management, research and teaching.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million.

About us

The advertised role will provide clinical care and leadership for Thurne Ward. This role will provide you with the opportunity to play a key strategic role in service design and redevelopment. Not only are we striving to continually improve our model of care but we have been successful in securing the funding to build a new inpatient unit on site. With the support of the architects we are challenging ourselves to think differently about how we deliver services and would very much welcome the input of the new post holders into the design process.

The post holder must be registered with the GMC. The post holder must also have an entry on the GMC Specialist Register (CCST) in Adult Psychiatry (or within three months of completion of CCST). Applications from those wishing to work flexibly or those wishing to develop academic or special interest sessions are welcomed.

Job description

Top reasons to work in Norfolk:

  • There are numerous teaching opportunities available, both at postgraduate and undergraduate level, at the medical school at the University of East Anglia.
  • Opportunities for research, supported by a strong Trust Research Department and good links with the local university.
  • Trust level support for Quality Improvement (QI) approach
  • Established Consultant peer groups
  • Support for flexible working and other excellent staff benefits

Top reasons to live in Norfolk:

  • There are many areas of outstanding natural beauty (including the Norfolk Broads), award-winning coastlines and picturesque villages, which add to the charm of the county.
  • Quality of living for staff working in Norfolk is high with some of the lowest crime rates in the country, affordable housing, excellent schools and easy access to beautiful countryside
  • Norwich is a vibrant city which is also a UNESCO City of Literature
  • Norwich is the County town, only 90 minutes away from London, as well as being situated close to both Norwich and Stansted Airports.

Up to £12,000 relocation package available *terms and conditions apply*

Person Specification

  • 3 years or equivalent medical experience
  • 6 months experience in relevant clinical area
  • Evidence of knowledge of diagnosis, treatment + management of complex mental illness


  • Entry on the GMC Register
  • Approved Clinician Status
  • Section 12(2) Approved under the Mental Health Act (MHA)


  • Experience of supervising junior medical staff
  • Teaching and presentation skills

Clinical Governance

  • A clear understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Demonstrate a commitment to open review of practice


  • Effective team working
  • Leadership qualities
  • Flexibility
  • Driving Licence/able to travel independently
  • Research

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